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ERIC Number: ED428556
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1998
Pages: 35
Abstractor: N/A
A Study on the Learning and Teaching of Hanzi-Chinese Characters.
Wang, Shu-han C.
Working Papers in Educational Linguistics, v14 n1 p69-101 1998
A study investigated how Chinese characters (hanzi) were taught and learned in a first-year Chinese language class in an American university. Traditionally the teaching of hanzi in higher education has taken one of four approaches: radical; high-frequency-hanzi; phonetic; and non-teaching. The four approaches are analyzed from the second language acquisition perspective, focusing on first-to-second-language transfer and orthographic depth effects in comparing native Chinese learners and second language learners of Chinese. Subjects were 15 university students. Data were collected using participant observation, interviews, and a survey. Research questions included: (1) the approach/belief the teacher follows, and the relationship between that approach and teaching techniques; and (2) the learning strategies adopted by students. Results and their pedagogical implications are reported. The student background questionnaire, student strategy-use questionnaire, teacher questionnaire, and a summary of results are appended. Contains 88 references. (MSE)
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Note: For complete volume, see FL 025 751.